Category Archives: salmon farming

Racing a Virus

On the pathogen front — farm salmon science has become dangerously polarized, but the difference of opinion on the impact of piscine reovirus infected in farm salmon on wild salmon is split with all the industry — authored science on one side, and everyone else on the other. I teamed up with three remarkable people to make a short film Racing a Virus on this situation. In my view, Canada’s Federal Minister of Fisheries Dominic LeBlanc should step down as he is unable to abide by the laws of Canada, in the face of industry demands to keep infected Atlantic salmon pouring into the Pacific. It honestly is an unbelievable situation and all the worse now that Washington State has shown that action can be taken. Governments do not need to continue cowering before this aggressive industry.